BMC teams up with Lamborghini to create Aventador-inspired Impec road bike

Article by Christian A., on April 26, 2012

BMC Switzerland is releasing another exclusive impec bicycle, drawing inspiration from the successful impec Lamborghini Edition -- the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Edition impec. A combination of high-end Italian components and a Swiss-made impec frame, the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Edition impec features the same precision, detail, and style used in the Lamborghini Aventador.

This exclusive impec builds upon the similarities between race cars and race bikes -- shapes and colors, cutting-edge technology and high-performance handling characteristics. Other similarities include complete integration of engineering, research, and design. On the other hand, Lamborghini and BMC are known for breakthroughs in their fields even while skirting trends and conventions.

Both companies are also known for transforming novel concepts into functional designs as well as for always trying to think outside the box for solutions. Both companies have made carbon composite manufacturing as the core of their projects and their successes.

Lamborghini produces carbon bodywork at plant located next headquarters in Sant'Agata, Bologna, Italy, while BMC operates a fully automatized production site in Grenchen, Switzerland.

With these similarities, it leaves no doubt why these two companies have reached a deal to build the 50th Anniversary Lamborghini Edition impec. Blending Italian flair and tradition with modern technology, the impec features an exclusive set of made-in-Italy components equipping the frame.

The frame, painted to emphasize the precise carbon assembly, connects the complete work to Lamborghini's Aventador dream car. A number of details have been slotted in from the Aventador, like the leather used by Lamborghini for their seats.

The leather can be found on the impec's cockpit for bar tape and saddle. Only 50 examples of the Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Edition impec can be ordered by interested buyers around the world at a retail price of EUR25,000 exclusively through either the international BMC or Lamborghini dealer network. The impec will be produced on a made-to-order basis.

Lamborghini has long been known to have a design that displayed how beautiful having aggressive power is while at the same time showing just how elegant its dynamics are. This is why even with just one look, there is no doubt that the Aventador is indeed a member of Lamborghini’s range of excellent cars. It has the quality the brand is known for and comes with a highly unique design language.

Indeed, the proportions are strong and have the precise surfaces and exact lines. Each of the details reveal its tight sturdiness. That the proportions are indeed striking is due to the overall length of 188.19 inches (4.78 meters) combined with the total width, with the exterior mirrors, at 88.98 inches (2.26 meters). Highlighting the notable proportions is the low height which measures 44.72 inches (1.136 meters).

Design-wise, Centro Stile Lamborghini’s designers made sure to a design language so that the Aventador would have that all-important edge against its rivals. If one were to describe the Aventador, it would be that it is an innovative piece of art. Proof of this is the dynamic sculpture which begins from the front section which clearly has been sharply refined going to the very low roofline and all the way to that unique diffuser in the rear.

While each line on the design also has a function, all of the shapes were included in order to address the need for speed. Even with all of these, the overall appearance of the Aventador is nothing short of breathtaking and stunning.

Given that the Aventador is a Lamborghini model, there is no arguing that the two doors open upward. Now made of carbon-fiber monocoque, this method of opening the door was first applied on the now iconic Countach. After that, the brand decided to use it as well for many of the V12 models like the Murciélago and the Diablo. Specifically for the Aventador, its appearance brings to mind Murciélago, which is in fact its predecessor model.

It has air intakes that are electronically operated and will only open based on the outside temperature as well as if any need cooling air is needed. As such, it maximizes the vehicle’s aerodynamic efficiency. For customers who want to show off what makes a Lamborghini truly magnificent, the brand is offering the option to have the engine bonnet be transparent. With this, the 12-cylinder engine is displayed for the world to see.

Press Release

BMC Switzerland Introduces Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Edition impec

Inspired by the success of the previous impec Lamborghini Edition, BMC Switzerland has created an even more exclusive impec bicycle. The Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Edition impec combines high-end Italian components with the Swiss- made impec frame to create a road cycling machine that includes the same precision, detail, and style used in the Lamborghini Aventador dream car.

In the beginning there was a vision:
Race cars and race bikes have a lot in common. Beyond the obvious similarities in shapes and colors, cutting-edge technology, high-performance handling characteristics, and complete integration of engineering, research, and design all combine to deliver world-class performances on road and track. Lamborghini and BMC are two companies known for forging their own identities and breaking new ground, often times with disregard for trends and conventions. They're known for turning novel ideas into functional designs, never hesitating to try innovative technical solutions by thinking outside the design box. And both companies continually search for perfection in their respective industries. In the 1960s, Ferruccio Lamborghini strove to build the ultimate race car. Fifty years later, Swiss entrepreneur, Andy Rihs, turned his vision of the impeccable race bike into reality. For both companies, progress in carbon composite manufacturing has been at the center of their projects and their successes. Lamborghini produces carbon bodywork just next to its headquarters in Sant'Agata, Bologna, while BMC replaced traditional carbon frame laminate processes with a ground-breaking, fully-automatized production process at its headquarters in Grenchen, Switzerland. Both companies simultaneously unveiled their newest facilities and technologies in 2010.

Italian Heritage:
The 50th Anniversary Lamborghini Edition impec combines Italian flair and tradition with modern technology. An exclusive set of Italian-made components equips the impec frame, which is then painstakingly painted to highlight the precise carbon assembly while at the same time linking the complete work to Lamborghini's Aventador dream car. Additional details have been incorporated from the Aventador, including the same leather used by Lamborghini for their seats. This hide makes its way to the impec's cockpit for bar tape and saddle. The color, feel, and look are all authentic and exclusive to the Lamborghini Edition impec.

Order and Delivery:
The Lamborghini 50th Anniversary Edition impec is limited to 50 pieces worldwide, and will be produced on a made-to-order basis. Retail price is set at 25,000 Euros. The impec Lamborghini can be ordered exclusively through either the international BMC or Lamborghini dealer network. The bikes will be delivered by the dealer.

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